IDA Global Partners
Brazilian Dyslexia Association IDA Supporting Global Partner
Maria Angela Nico, Scientific Coordinator
Associação Brasileira de Dislexia
Avenida Angélica 2318
Tel: (55 11) 3231-3296; (55 11) 3258-7568
Web site: http://www.dislexia.org.br
The Brasilian Dyslexia Association (ABD) was founded in 1983.
ABD has a multidisciplinary team consisting of a speech pathologist, psychologist, special educators, neurologist and a group of volunteers. We evaluate people for dyslexia and see approximately 40 people each month. ABD does not treat dyslexics. After diagnosis, the individual is referred to a speech pathologist, special educator, psychologist, or even a physician. To date, we have diagnosed over 1,500 people as having dyslexia.
Our main goal is to increase awareness about dyslexia among teachers, speech pathologists, school directors, psychologists, special educators and the general public. To that end, we conduct national meetings, international conferences, courses about dyslexia, lectures in schools and universities. We also hold informational meetings for children, teens, and adults with dyslexia and for parents.
- Since last year, we have been working on two case studies using two groups of dyslexics: one in the visual field, the other in the auditory field. Our goal this year is to study the genetic field with children at risk.
- Future projects include conducting more research, training more skilled professionals, presenting lectures and upgrading the skills of our clerical work team and volunteers. Our vision it to help educate Brasilians about dyslexia.
- ABD is funded by donations from our founder, fees from membership, publication sales, and registration fees from meetings, conferences, and trainings.
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